The Center for Black Educator Development to Announce an Educational Justice Movement to Recruit Black Teachers, Feb. 25th


(PHILADELPHIA, PA) – The Center for Black Educator Development CEO and founder Sharif-El Mekki along with philanthropic partners from Education Leaders of Color, Laura and Gary Lauder Family Venture Philanthropy Fund, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies, Spring Point Partners, and the United Negro College Fund will announce the launch of a national educational justice campaign and fellowship program to inspire and support the next generation of Black educators on Thursday, Feb 25th (11-1130a EST).

Partners will announce a compelling investment in the work of recruiting teachers of color. They will share the origin of the campaign and important programmatic details to drive scalable growth in the number of educators of colors across the country. Members of the media will have the opportunity to hear directly from the CEO of the Center and funders, and will have the opportunity to ask questions.

What:             The event will announce the supporting partners of the national campaign and plans for expansion.

Who:              The Center for Black Educator Development and representatives from funding organizations.

When:            February 25, 2021, 11:00-11:30 am EST

Where:           Zoom Conference Link
Meeting ID: 820 6869 1887
+13017158592,, 82068691887# US

Founded in 2019, the Center for Black Educator Development launched to ensure there will be equity in the recruiting, training, hiring, and retention of quality educators that reflect the cultural background and share common socio-political interests of the students they serve.

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